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Jul
2021
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Michigan man pleads guilty to crashing into, killing bicycle-riding teenager

STANDISH, MI — An East Tawas man has pleaded guilty-as-charged to crashing into a bicycle-riding teenager, fatally injuring him in the process.

Mark Elliott, 63, on Wednesday, July 14, appeared before Arenac County District Judge Richard E. Vollbach Jr. and pleaded guilty to moving violation causing death. The charge is a one-year misdemeanor.

Elliott’s charge stems from a crash that occurred the afternoon of Aug. 31 at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Beach Road in East Tawas. Michigan State Police troopers arrived at the crash scene to find a northbound 2019 Dodge Ram driven by Elliott had crashed into a bicycle ridden by 16-year-old Dohnovan X. Newcome.

Newcome had been riding his bike through a crosswalk when the Ram struck him, police previously said.

Newcome was taken from the scene to a hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Elliott was prosecuted by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, as local prosecutors had recused themselves due to a familiarity with Elliott and requested a special prosecutor handle the case.

“While no court outcome will ever offset the pain inflicted on Dohnovan’s family and friends, Mr. Elliott’s admission of guilt in this tragic case avoids a drawn-out trial,” said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. “It is my hope this plea provides a sense of justice and relief for Dohnovan’s loved ones.”

Newcome was a junior at Oscoda High School at the time of his death, according to his obituary. Earlier on the day of his death, he had begun the automotive program at the IRESA Tech Center in Tawas City.

“Dohnovan was enthralled with everything about cars and was so excited about learning even more through the Tech Center program,” his obituary reads. “He used his 16 years to the fullest and had wisdom and compassion beyond his years!”

Newcome enjoyed playing soccer, working on computers, playing car games on his Xbox and spending time outdoors, including cross-country skiing. As a youngster, he hunted and collected bugs. In his teen years, he taught himself how to play guitar.

“He developed a love for the band Metallica and discovered that he and his mom had the same taste in heavy metal music, both secular and Christian,” his obituary continues. Newcome was a member of the Oscoda Baptist Church and volunteered at the Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport’s Air Museum.

Judge Vollbach is to sentence Elliott at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 12.

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Jul
2021
13

Dramatic video shows Michigan cop pull man from fiery car wreck

Dramatic video footage shows a Michigan cop running toward the flaming wreckage of a car – then pulling the dazed driver to safety.

Harper Woods Officer Luke Pauly’s bodycam footage shows him speeding to the near a massive crash on Interstate 94 outside Detroit last Sunday.

Flames blaze and smoke pours from a car in the distance while traffic is at a standstill.

Pauly, 30, then sprints towards the engulfed car as skid marks, twisted metal and debris from the crash are seen scattered across the highway and its shoulder. People along the highway tell Pauly someone’s in a car that apparently flipped in the crash.

“He’s in the car?” Pauly is heard asking bystanders as scorching fire is seen in the distance.

When he gets to the car, a man is seen on the passenger side, reaching over the window to clutch the door handle on the outside. The man was the driver, who Pauly told WDIV may have ended up in the passenger seat by force of the impact.

The driver attempted to escape through the passenger side as the flames spread throughout the vehicle.
The driver attempted to escape through the passenger side as the flames spread throughout the vehicle.
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Harper Woods officer Luke Pauly rushed to save a man from a burning car on Interstate 94 in Michigan.
Harper Woods officer Luke Pauly rushed to save a man from a burning car on Interstate 94 in Michigan.
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Neither Pauly nor the man suffered serious injuries.
Neither Pauly nor the man suffered serious injuries.
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He was apparently fighting off passing out to try to get away from the blaze as it grew in intensity.

In footage from the camera of another officer, Pauly is seen pulling the man from the wreck by his arms, dragging him across the pavement until he’s a safe distance from the flames. The man was coming in and out of consciousness, reports said.

“I was worried it was gonna blow up,” he told FOX 2. “I never knew that cars don’t explode so it was popping … I think it was from the tires.”

The man is recovering and no one was injured despite the severity of the accident, the station reported.

The officer told WDIV things may have turned out more grim if police arrived even a few minutes later.

“All I could think was perfect timing,” Pauly said. “Glad we got here.”

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2020
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